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BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 2: Operating Considerations

BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 2: Operating Considerations

In addition to what was covered in our last article, business aircraft operators flying into Japan during the G7 Summit period also need to be aware of possible permit requirements, the customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) process for their preferred airport, and some general high-traffic event pre-planning considerations…

May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Local Area, Ground Transport & Hotels

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Local Area, Ground Transport & Hotels

General aviation (GA) trips to Japan are something to look forward to regardless of the time of year. However, depending upon when you arrive, you could face limited options in terms of preferred hotel accommodations. We always recommend that operators consider and confirm crew accommodations early on in the trip planning process…






April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More
BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 1: Airport Options

BizAv Trip Planning: G7 Japan Summit 2016 – Part 1: Airport Options

This year’s G7 Summit takes place May 26-27 at the Shima Kanko Hotel on Kashiko Island in Japan. In addition to attendance by G7 head of states, there will be associated meetings taking place with leaders from many other nations. We expect this to be a particularly busy G7 event for general aviation (GA) purposes…






April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Flight Planning & Weather

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Flight Planning & Weather

Flight planning for business aircraft operations in Japan is, for the most part, straight-forward. But, there are particular processes that should be followed to avoid potential operational issues on arrival/departure. As each airport has specific procedures and local operating restrictions, it’s best to review all requirements with your 3rd-party provider and/or ground handler prior to day of operation…






April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Landing and Overflight Permit Requirements

Landing permits and aircraft parking approvals in Japan differ somewhat from other parts of the world, and they vary depending upon type of general aviation (GA) operation. As congestion at major airports in Japan can be considerable it’s recommended that all approvals be obtained as soon as schedule is known…






April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Slots Requirements

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Slots Requirements

While slots for popular airports in Japan are much easier to obtain today than 10-15 years ago, there are still challenges and operational issues for business aircraft operators which must be considered. It’s best that airport slots be obtained as early as possible so that you can take advantage of preferred options and times…






March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Understanding Costs & Fees

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Understanding Costs & Fees

While handling costs and airport fees in Japan are higher compared to many other destinations, services are reliable, predictable, and of top quality. Advance cost quotes are available upon request…






March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: CIQ

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: CIQ

Customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) clearance options have improved over recent years in Japan with the expansion of general aviation (GA) access to VIP terminal clearance facilities. There are still, however, many airports where both crew and passengers must clear CIQ within the main terminal building, alongside scheduled commercial travelers…






March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Fuel Planning

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Fuel Planning

Whether you’re doing a quick tech stop or remaining overnight in Japan, fuel uplift services are reliable and on time. This assumes, however, that you’ve confirmed a fuel uplift appointment in advance and have fuel releases prepared. Also, ensure that proper taxes aren’t added to any international legs, but note that they are applicable for all domestic legs…






March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Additional Services & Security

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Additional Services & Security

Continuing from our last article on airport operations, in this article we’ll discuss additional ground services and airport procedures which you should be aware of. For instance, some additional things to consider are cabotage restrictions, temporary importation, and crew and passenger screening […]






March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Airport Operations

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Airport Operations

Japan is a much easier and business aviation friendly operating environment today than in the past with quality of service and support standards being among the best in the world. Still, it’s important to be mindful of specific airport procedures, which vary airport to airport, in order to maximize […]






February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 - Other Regions

Document Intensive Charter Destinations for Business Aviation: Part 3 – Other Regions

When it comes to charter aircraft operations, there are permit approval anomalies to be aware of here and there around the world – including mandated security plans and provision of unique documentation. It’s recommended to always review such considerations with your 3rd-party provider well in advance of travel.






February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Ground Handling

Business Aircraft Ops to Japan: Ground Handling

For business aircraft operations to Japan, full services and ground handling are readily available throughout the country. Still, there are lead time considerations to be mindful of and service limitations to consider when operating to smaller domestic airfields.






February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Japan Grand Prix

Bizav Ops Planning: 2015 Japan Grand Prix

The 2015 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix takes place September 25-27 at the Suzuka International Race Course. Practice and qualifying sessions happen that Friday and Saturday with the main race on Sunday. Suzuka race track is located in the countryside, some distance from […]






September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Hotels, Local Area, and Culture

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Hotels, Local Area, and Culture

Japan is a safe and secure country with a wide selection of accommodations and local transport options. Your ground handler will recommend preferred hotels and local transport to suit your individual needs. Caution is advised when booking 3-star or lower hotels […]






May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMs

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – Flight Planning, Weather, and NOTAMs

When flight planning to Japan, be aware of correct filing procedures, as well as limitations on flight plan revisions. Revisions will not always be approved, particularly if you’re trying to depart earlier than originally scheduled. Your ground handler will be a valuable […]






May 15, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan - PPRs and Permits

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operations to Japan – PPRs and Permits

Operations permits are required for many private non-revenue and charter (non-scheduled commercial) flight scenarios to Japan. These permits are normally arranged via ground handlers, and permit request lead times vary, depending on the flight plan. If your operation is planning a trip to Japan, the following is an overview of what you need to know.






May 8, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan– Navigating Airport Slots

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan– Navigating Airport Slots

For business aircraft operators, it’s generally not problematic to arrange and revise airport slots for Japan. When operating to the Tokyo area – particularly Tokyo Int.’l, Haneda (RJTT) – availability of airport slots may be somewhat limited at times […]






May 1, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Fuel, Security, and Additional Services

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Fuel, Security, and Additional Services

For business aircraft operators traveling to Japan, fuel services and arrangements are very reliable and straightforward. To ensure a seamless process, coordinate all fuel uplifts with your 3rd-party provider or handler in advance to ensure on-time services […]






April 24, 2014 | 3 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine

Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) is an easy process assuming correct documentation is provided. For business aircraft operators traveling to Japan, best practice is to work with your 3rd-party provider and ground handler in advance to confirm all documentation and visa requirements […]






April 17, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Ground Handling

Business Aviation Trip Planning Tips: Operating to Japan – Ground Handling

For business aircraft operators, ground handling services in Japan are among the best in the world, and operations here are seldom anything other than trouble-free. While handling costs are higher than average in this part of the world, you can look forward to reliable, professional, and on-time […]






April 10, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Tips on Flying to Japan - Airport Ops

Tips on Flying to Japan – Airport Ops

General Aviation (GA) access to Japan is easier than it was just a few years ago – particularly with opening of 24-hour GA ops at Haneda (RJTT). But, it’s important to be aware of airport slot requirements, curfews, and aircraft parking restrictions. We recommend you work with your 3rd-party provider […]






March 27, 2014 | 2 Comments More
Japan Flight Permit Changes - Improvements for Business Aviation

Japan Flight Permit Changes – Improvements for Business Aviation

Japan is making changes to its general aviation processes that are largely seen as positive for the business aviation community and are a first step for liberalization of business aviation regulations within Japan. Firstly, Japan has implemented new charter regulations, similar to the US FAR 135, and these changes […]






October 22, 2013 | 1 Comment More
Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2013 Japan Formula 1 Grand Prix

Business Aviation Trip Planning: 2013 Japan Formula 1 Grand Prix

The 2013 Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix runs October 11-13 at the Suzuka circuit – about 50 km south of Nagoya. Designed in 1962 as a test track, the Suzuka circuit is one of the few race circuits in the world to have a figure eight layout. There are various airport options to consider for […]






September 24, 2013 | 2 Comments More
Tokyo International Conference on African Development

Business Aviation Trip Planning: Tokyo International Conference on African Development

The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) takes place June 1-3 in Yokohama, west of Tokyo. More than just a conference, TICAD has become a major global framework for Asia and Africa to collaborate in promoting Africa’s development. Due to increased demand for aircraft parking and hotel accommodations during the […]






May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Business Aviation Operations to the Japan Grand Prix

Business Aviation Operations to the Japan Grand Prix

This year’s Japan Grand Prix will be held 5-7 October at the Suzuka circuit in Mie prefecture about 50 km southwest of Nagoya. There are three primary airport options available for business jet operators who need to fly in for the event. As always, the best alternatives in terms of aircraft parking and hotel accommodations […]

September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More
6 Great Tech Stops in Northeast Asia for Business Aviation – and Why

6 Great Tech Stops in Northeast Asia for Business Aviation – and Why

This business aviation blog post is part of a series on great technical stops for business aviation. Many good tech stops exist in Northeast Asia (the “Far East” region) for business-aviation operators. Aircraft range will impact selection of tech stops. However, permits are also an important consideration for this region. You’ll generally have less flexibility […]

May 22, 2012 | 1 Comment More
RJAA vs. RJTT Airport in Tokyo, Japan

Which Airport to Pick in Tokyo for Bizav Flights: Customs, Documentation and Services (Part 2 of 2)

This aviation blog post is the second part of a series on selecting airports in Tokyo for business aviation flights and continues from our previous post covering a review of Tokyo airport options, requirements and costs. Customs clearance is straight-forward at both Tokyo airports, and a new business aviation clearance option debuts at Narita, Japan […]

March 21, 2012 | 1 Comment More
RJAA vs. RJTT Airport in Tokyo, Japan

Which Airport to Pick in Tokyo for Bizav Flights: Overview of Options, Requirements and Costs (Part 1 of 2)

This aviation blog post is the first part of a series on selecting airports in Tokyo for business aviation flights. With the new general aviation terminal (GAT) opening in Narita, Japan (RJAA) on March 31, 2012, choices in Tokyo have never been better for business aviation operators. Airport slots are easier to obtain than just […]

March 20, 2012 | 2 Comments More
4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia

4 Airport Slots and PPRs to Pay Attention to in Asia

This aviation blog post is part of a series on airway and airport slots. Procedures for obtaining airport slots and Prior Permissions Required (PPRs) vary worldwide. In Asia, they have their own unique characteristics. It’s best to work with an experienced 3rd-party provider in advance to understand regulations or request format requirements, including applicable slot […]

February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More